Zillow Group Appoints Slack Exec as Board Member
Online real estate database company Zillow Group appointed April Underwood to the company's Board of Directors. Underwood is VP of product at Slack. She joined Slack as head of platform in June 2015. Underwood also is a founding member of #Angels. From 2010 until 2015, Underwood led product, marketing and business development teams as director of product at Twitter.
PayPal Appoints Recognized Attorney and Airbnb Business Leader to its Board
PayPal appointed Belinda Johnson to its board of directors. Johnson is a recognized attorney and business leader who has focused her talents on crafting and directing policies and strategies that enable high-growth, consumer-facing internet companies for more than two decades. Johnson is the Chief Business Affairs and Legal Officer at Airbnb.
Texas Instruments Appoints Lennox International Chair/CEO as Board Member
Texas Instruments announced that Todd M. Bluedorn has been elected to the company's board of directors. Bluedorn is chairman of the board and CEO of Lennox International. Before joining the company, Bluedorn, held a number of senior management positions at United Technologies Corporation, including president of three different businesses.
Apple Appoints Adobe’s CTO as VP, Tech
Kevin Lynch, 45, Adobe's CTO, has left the company to join Apple as VP of technology. Prior to his role as the CTO, he served as Chief Software Architect, EVP and GM of Designer and Developer Business at Adobe Macromedia Software, SVP of Experience, Technology & Organization of Adobe Systems, SVP and Chief Software Architect of Platform BU of Adobe Systems, COO of Syzygy Entertainment, COO of Triple Bay Industries, and GM of Web Publishing. He worked for General Magic, where he pioneered a navigational user interface for handheld communicators. He designed the user interface and developed the first Macintosh release of FrameMaker software for Frame Technology.
Oracle Shuffles European Leaders
Oracle’s SVP for UK, Ireland and Israel, David Callaghan, switches role with SVP, Alliances & Channels, EMEA, Dermot O'Kelly. The exchange happened in recent weeks at the start of the vendor's new fiscal year in June and followed sluggish systems sales by Oracle's UK wing. Callaghan joined Oracle from KPMG and is President of Intellect and the British Quality Foundation, and a board member of e-skills UK.
Keith Block, 50, Oracle’s EVP of Oracle’s North America Sales and Consulting organizations is leaving. He has held that position since 2002. He joined Oracle in 1986. Prior to his current position, he was EVP of Oracle’s North America Consulting Group, SVP of North America Commercial Consulting, Group VP of East Consulting, and VP of Americas CPG Consulting. He began his career at Booz Allen Hamilton, where he was a Senior Consultant.